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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship (Level 2)

The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is delivered alongside the TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care as a work-based route towards developing professionally competent Care staff.

The Apprenticeship includes:

  • Learning within the workplace
  • The 15 standards set out in the Care Certificate (signed off by the employer)
  • Development of new Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs)

Apprentices completing this programme will receive:

  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 1 Functional Skills Maths/English (as required)

Apprentices will undertake a programme of study in a suitable care setting and complete the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate, as part of a high-quality induction programme. The 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate, build on the previous Common Induction Standards and National Minimum Training Standards. The Level 2 Diploma in Care must also be completed before the Gateway to End Point Assessment (EPA).

You will develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours in:

  • Understanding the job, main tasks and responsibilities
  • The importance of having the right values and behaviours
  • The importance of communication
  • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm
  • How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
  • How to work professionally, including own professional development

The apprenticeship is delivered and assessed using a range of methods and activities using a hybrid model which can include live online sessions, assignments, projects, case studies, reports, work-product evidence, self-directed study, and interactive groupwork activities, in addition to observations within the workplace. 

The apprenticeship at a glance

Duration: 12 months then end point assessment (based on employment of at least 30 hours per week).

Starts: Throughout the year.

Suitable for: Current and new Carers

Entry requirements: Working in an appropriate role, 16+.

“Off the job” element: All delivery sessions and workshops plus activities including, assignments, case studies, reflection, work-product evidence, tutorials, and group activities.

Support for students: Dedicated assessor for the duration of the programme.

Support for employers: UCQ account manager for the duration of programme with practical experience of business management and leadership

Eligibility: Individuals holding existing qualifications may join, providing they are not sector-related.

Assessment: There are no exams, successful completion of the apprenticeship is entirely based upon the following assessments:

  • Knowledge – assignments; work-sheets
  • Skills and Behaviours – Self-reflection, peer and line manager reviews, witness testimonies, assessor observations within the workplace, work-product evidence
  • End-point assessment

If you have any questions you can contact UCQ by emailing: apprentices@ucq.ac.uk

Course Information

  Title: Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship – Level 2

  Duration: 12 months (15 months including End Point Assessment (EPA))

  Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

  Accreditation: TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care; Level 2 Apprenticeship 

  There are no opening or closing dates for applications as courses start throughout the year.  

  Location: Work-based learning (within the workplace).

  Study format: Assessor sessions; supported self-directed study; tutorials; observations within the workplace; collation of work-product evidence and EPA preparation.


Apprenticeship Information Sheet

Assessment Plan: Adult Care Worker

Occupational Map: Care Sector